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2 different builds what is better quality for gaming


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#1 geekyrasta

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 12:32 PM

I was just wanting some honest opinions on what system is going to be best for my heavy gaming and price wise is it really worth the difference ty any advice would be perfect

1-intel extreme series lga 1366 motherboard
6gb xms3 Corsair gaming ram
Asus gtx 460 1gb-850mz/2100mhz
750w power supply 80 plus bronze
Super cool case with 240mm blue led intake fan, and 120mm blue led back exhaust fan.
intel core i7 920-overclocked to 3.1 ghz (quad core processor 6mb l3 cache)
windows 7 professional 64 bit.
500 gb western digital caviar black hdd 7200rpm
razer lycosa keyboard
razer deathadder 3500dpi gaming mouse
razer kabuto mousepad
for 700.00 bucks or this one
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this one is a little more money but not sure if it is all worth it

2-EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 01G-P3-1556-KR Video Card

1Logitech G500 Wired Laser Gaming Mouse
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1Logitech K250 Black RF Wireless Keyboard
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1AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
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1Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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1Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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1COOLER MASTER Elite 341 RC-341C-KKN1-GP Black Computer Case
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1LG Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model UH12LS28 OEM LightScribe Support
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1Belkin 10.00 ft DVI-D DUAL-LINK CABLE
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1Acer X223WDbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
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1Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
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1HP AR941AA 22-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader
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2COOLER MASTER R4-L2S-122B-GP 4 BLUE LED LED Case Fan
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2Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
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1COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RS600-PCARE3-US 600W Power Supply
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1LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS70
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1SAMSUNG T24A350 ToC Rose Black 25" Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/ DTV Tuner
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1MSI 890GXM-G65 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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1CORSAIR CWCH50-1 High Performance CPU Cooler
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this one is $950.00

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:00 PM

Go with what you can afford the first one is great, and I do not condone over clocking. There is no need for it.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 04:19 PM

The LGA 1366 socket is being phased out in favor of LGA 2011. The bottom build is decent, but go for an AMD 900 series chipset motherboard for compatibility with upcoming Bulldozer CPU's. I also don't suggest using two 550 Ti's with only a 600W power supply. Keep in mind that most games rarely use more than four cores and, even then, use the graphics card more than the CPU at high resolutions. If you alter the bottom build slightly, you may get somewhat better performance.

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX - This will take upcoming Bulldozer CPU's, it also allows for USB 3.0, SATA 6, and Crossfire/SLI. It's more of a gamer/enthusiast board. If you want a decent 900 series board without the need for all of the high-end stuff, the ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 is also a good alternative. $149

Case: Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-US-BA-WOPSU - A mid-ATX case is also not a good idea for large graphics cards nor multi-GPU setups. $69

GPU: XFX HD-695X-CNDC Radeon HD 6950 2GB- The 550 Ti is only slightly faster than a 5770, combine two and you have a decent midrange setup. SLI and Crossfire should only be used with higher end cards as you get more value for your dollar, to say nothing about power draw and driver overhead. This single card should be better for the same price. $279

RAM: CORSAIR 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - Frankly, I think it would be better to get two of these so you can further upgrade. $23

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz - This is the exact same hardware as the 965, only cheaper. If you want 965 performance, just overclock it. Bulldozer CPU's will be out within a month or so, if you can hold off, I suggest doing so. $119

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 04:47 PM

The LGA1366 processors are just priced to high compared to AMD's high end processors.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 05:26 PM

ok I appreciate the input. one more question will I be able to run my games like sc2 wow etc on ultra res with both of these comps or is either one gonna bog down. I really do appreciate the input also

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 05:36 PM

For any ultrahigh resolution game to function you will need the highest end video card as possible that you can afford. This is because of the higher clock speeds and usually better quality RAM on the video card.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 05:47 PM

ok let me rephrase that will I be able to run either one of these comps at 50-60 fps on wow or other games with it on high setting or will I have issues

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 05:57 PM

That depends. With PC gaming, you can turn certain graphical features on or off. It really depends on the card and game being played. Starcraft 2 and World of Grinding... err... Warcraft are not exactly pushing the limits on graphics. You should be able to get good framerates with that graphics card in my build. There is also a difference between what qualifies as suitable framerates with the type of game being played. A strategy game or very old MMO generally has a lower threshold than a faster game like CoD or Deus Ex.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 06:00 PM

ok thats all I needed to know I appreciate the honesty and will def be working on the build with all your recommendations appreciate the honest input




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